Ok, after slapping someone down, politely by my standards, for talking nonsense, I’ve decided to drop this here to allay any fears regarding popping the globes off of LED replacements.
Basically, an idiot elsewhere tried to say that if you pop the globe off you should never let a plant touch the bulb as if you touch the plant then you will get zapped thanks to the power through the LEDs. When it was pointed out that he was wrong, he went off on a rant trying to tell this person who has been an electrician for over 30 years that I had never been one and had no idea how said replacements are made and that he was right and I was wrong. Obviously, he got that bit wrong too.
So, to prove the point, I took some pics and I’m going to put them here as proof that such tales are absolute nonsense and that there is absolutely no risk whatsoever of getting zapped from the LEDs on a deglobed bulb.
The lamp in question is a 230v 14.5w 6500K deglobed replacement, and as you can see is most definitely “on”.
As you can see, I’m still alive.
So if ANYONE says that you can get zapped from an “open” LED replacement, be a dear and show them one of these pics which has my hand in direct contact with the LED surface, meaning that the current flow through me would be higher than what he claims as there is no extra impedance called making a circuit through the plant.
There is NO risk of electric shock from touching the LEDs on such lamps, please do not believe those who do not know what they are talking about and trust those who, like myself, have both the knowledge and experience to give you the information you need to grow safely.
That is the end of today’s Public Service Announcement, thank you for paying attention.